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    Hi there,

    What is the meaning of the word 'practice' in the following sentence?

    The practice of forced disappearances, a euphemism for murder,which was exposed in Argentina and Brazil, continues in some latin American countries and elsewhere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    What is the meaning of the word 'practice' in the following sentence?

    The practice of forced disappearances, a euphemism for murder,which was exposed in Argentina and Brazil, continues in some latin American countries and elsewhere.


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    pete
    It means what the dictionaries say it means:
    1 a: actual performance or application <ready to carry out in practice what they advocated in principle> b: a repeated or customary action <had this irritating practice> Miriam-Webster.

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